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ASR Hip Implant Judge David A Katz posted a docket entry this afternoon which for the first time confirmed that there is a settlement in the DePuy ASR metal on metal hip implant litigation. It has been widely reported based upon unamed sources that there is a $4 billion dollar settlement in the works. However, there has been no official confirmation from the DePuy or Johnson & Johnson or the lawyers negotiating the settlement.

This docket entry today that there is a Settlement Oversight Committee is the first official acknowledgement that there is a settlement in the works. There is a hearing tomorrow Tuesday November 19, 2013 at 4:30pm EST and it is anticipated that the proposed settlement document will be released at that time.

Set forth below is the court’s docket entry.

U.S. District Court

Northern District of Ohio

Notice of Electronic Filing

The following transaction was entered on 11/18/2013 at 1:52 PM EST and filed on 11/18/2013

Case Name: ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation
Case Number: 1:10-md-02197-DAK
Document Number: 620

Docket Text:
SEALED Order re Settlement Oversight Committee. David A. Katz on 11/18/13. (S,R)
1:10-md-02197-DAK Notice has been electronically mailed

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